Alkenes and alcohols (2nd page) AQA CHEM2

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Oxidation of alcohols

  • oxidised using either:
    • acidified potassium dichromate (6)
    • acidified potassium magnate (7)
  • represented in equation by [O]

Different structures and the conditions

Primary

Scheme

RCH2OH (http://alevelchem.com/img/arrow.gif) (http://alevelchem.com/img/arrow.gif)

PRIMARY (http://alevelchem.com/img/arrow.gif) ALDEHYDE (http://alevelchem.com/img/arrow.gif) CARBOXYLIC ACID

2 Conditions

Mild- warm equimolar

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